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The timeline of updates to the Singapore Companies Act to be covered in this session, is summarised as follows:
This timely and practical workshop will be a useful recap for professionals and business owners involved in corporate secretarial practice, on the practical challenges faced by CSPs, including the recent requirements of the RORC/ROND and insights on the current trends on holding virtual meetings and digitalization due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This seminar walks delegates through the basics of company law using case studies. It will cover the incorporation, management and administration of the private company and its day to day business with precedents. Areas cover:
Incorporation of Companies
Directors and Company Secretaries
Meetings - Minutes and Resolutions
Minutes of an AGM/ EGM and holding of virtual meetings
Register of Registrable Controllers (“RORC”) and Register of Nominee Directors (“ROND”) for companies and foreign companies
Maintenance of documents in electronic form
Eng Hwa Luar
Mr. Luar has more than 38 years of working experience in areas concerning corporate secretarial and advisory, accounting, audit and assurances, fraud examination and investigation, as well as tax compliance and advisory services for international and local businesses. As a business consultant, he renders advisory to corporations and assists them in their preparation for IPO, and is active in corporate restructuring, investment decisions, due diligence and perform feasibility studies for companies resulting from his client's business expansion.
Mr. Luar started his professional career with an International Accounting Firm in 1983 and with medium-sized local accounting practices, handling a mixed portfolio of clients on advisory services, assurance services and tax advisory & compliance. He is the Founder of E H Luar & Co, an accounting firm established in 1999, and a partner in Alliance Practice LLP, that delivers a full range of professional services tailored to the needs of both private sector business and public interest entities. He also acts as the Audit Committee Chairman and Advisor to a Large Charity, and Independent Director of several privately-owned fund-investments companies listed in overseas stock exchange.
Mr. Luar is a Public Accountant and Fellow Chartered Accountants of Singapore, Fellow Chartered Certified Accountants in UK, and FCPA (Australia). A practising Certified Fraud Examiner since March 2000. He is also an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax & GST), and a member in the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and the Singapore Institute of Directors.